Simulating the WiMAX Physical Layer in Rayleigh Fading Channel
Worldwide interoperability for Microwave Access, known as WiMAX, is a wireless networking technology which aims for addressing interoperability across IEEE 802.16 standard-based products; it includes the definition of the Medium Access Control (MAC) and the PHYsical (PHY) layer. WiMAX is a wireless technology which offers high data rate transmission in broadband. In this paper, the architecture of a WiMAX physical layer simulator is presented. The main blocks are implemented with the aid of the MatLab programming language and the Bit Error Rate (BER) curves in Rayleigh fading channel, are presented and commented.